This paper examines the changes in poverty incidence and monthly per capita expenditure in India using the National Sample Survey’s unit record data of three rounds, 1993-94, 2004-05 and 2009-10. The changes in poverty and growth in MPCE have been measured for major socio-religious and economic groups in both rural and urban sectors. This is complemented by the decomposition of the change in the incidence of poverty into the growth and distribution components.

Contrary to the claims of puppet authorities of making all round development, every fifth citizen of the Indian occupied Kashmir is falling under Below Poverty Line (BPL).

This paper offers a new perspective on global poverty. It does so by estimating the distribution of poverty across countries, regions and income categories based on national poverty lines (NPLs).

This paper examines the performance thus far of MGNREGS in meeting the demand for work across states. It focuses in the scheme‘s ability to reach India‘s rural poor and other identity-based groups, notably backward castes, tribes and takes a closer look at women‘s participation and how this is influenced by the
rationing of work under MGNREGS.

SHILLONG: The state government has today said that the proposed Integrated Basin Development would eradicate poverty by the year 2020 if implemented in the 12th 5-year plan, beside other benefit like creating a multiplier effect in the rural economy.

Expected outcome from this proposed integrated basin also include the entrepreneurial capacity building that would enhance the engagement of the youth and women in productive activities.

Winds of change are silently sweeping through the tribal landscape of Jawahar and Mokhada, where 102 adivasi farmers have pooled in resources, labour and land in a unique agri-prenuership initiativ

Oppn May Use Issues As Ammo To Target Govt In Budget Session

JEYPORE: Rural electrification works are in full swing in Jeypore block. Call it ignorance of the election Code of Conduct or a deliberate act, these works are somewhere aimed at fetching votes.

The time has come to supplement the employment guarantee scheme with a food security strategy. And if we don’t do it now, we probably will not do so for a long time.

KOLKATA, 10 JAN: The new minister for panchayat and rural development department, Mr Subrata Mukherjee, today warned gram panchayats that funds in future would be withheld in case of poor performan